New models of work-based learning

The aim of the project is the development of work-based learning models to serve as an instrument of policy guidance in the participating countries (Slovenia, Bulgaria and Latvia) and to make it possible for these states to drive forward reforms in the area of vocational education and training to an extent that facilitates stronger integration of work-based learning.

Various stakeholders are involved in the development of these models in order to meet the needs of the labour market. The focus is on identifying three separate approaches rather than seeking a “one size fits all” model. The goals are for these models to accord due consideration to the differences that exist between the participating nations and to provide an opportunity to be able to address sectoral characteristics within one country.

  • Various measures are planned within the scope of the project. These include the following.
  • Implementation of an intensive analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the three national VET systems
  • A survey of the requirements of the labour market
  • Study visits to Germany and Finland
  • Expected development of three models for how work-based learning can be integrated into vocational education and Training

The consortium leader of the project is the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Slovenian Institute for Vocational Education and Training (CPI) is also involved. The participants from Latvia are the “Employers Confederation” and the National Centre for Education, whilst Bulgaria is represented by the Institute for Initial and Continuing Training of Persons in International Organisations (ITIPO), the Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the “Regional Inspectorate of Education”. Alongside BIBB from Germany, the WinNova Vocational Training Centre from Finland is also taking part in the project in its capacity as an advisory organisation.